Feb 10, 2013 6:00pm PST
politics. that statement followed republican senator lindsay graham's vow on face the nation to block the nominations of john brennan and chuck hagel pending more answers on the attacks in benghazi last september. >> i don't think we should allow brennan to go forward for the cia directorship hagel to be confirmed as secretary of defense until the white house gives us an accounting. >> jeff: there are still 102,000 coalition troops in afghanistan. and today marked a change of command for them. marine general john all when who is in line to become nato's supreme european commander passed the baton to marine general joseph dunford in a ceremony at coalition headquarters in kabul. dharlie-- charlie d'agata was there. >> reporter: this morning general john allen gave up command to fellow marine joseph dunford in an emotional event that at times sound more like a defiant victory speech than a handover ceremony. >> afghan force-- afghan forces defending afghan people and enabling the government of this country to serve its citizens. this is victory, this is what winning looks like. and we s
Feb 15, 2013 10:00am PST
political cause than help the president. >> you have lindsay graham, john mccain and marco rubio, someone who tried in fact last year, couldn't get mitt romney to sign off on a plan and then the president came in with the dream act and trumped all of them. so there is some momentum now on the republican side on that. what about guns? >> guns, that's the sticking point. you look at that through -- even in the early 1970s, richard nixon said privately if it were up to him i would outlaw, he said, every pistol in the country. he was strongly for gun control, though he didn't do much about that in public. >> michael beschloss, it's always great to have your perspective. >> thank you. >> call it a marsupial flash mob. the first round of play at the women's australian open was interrupted incredibly thursday by a herd -- is that the correct term -- a herd of galloping kangaroos. they didn't tear up the green, we're told. [ woman ] we had two tiny reasons to get our adt security system. and one really big reason -- the house next door. our neighbor's house was broken into. luckily, her family wa
Feb 12, 2013 6:00pm PST
nature. to see lindsay graham laughing with eric holder is not an every day occurrence. the meeting with speaker boehner, i asked boehner about his own future. he says he's not going anywhere, so those who predicted he might have a short speakership, he says he's staying on, a lot of work to do. we are seeing the ribbons and i had a moment to speak to gaby giffords. she responded quickly. her voice was strong, emotions strong and she brings the emotion of the gun control issue to the chamber tonight. >> kelly o'donnell, from the press gallery above the chamber. in the new ghoulish term of the post-9/11 era, there is a cabinet secretary who sat it out, stayed home, ordered pizza with the secret service so that the government can continue, should there be, god forbid, a massive attack on the building behind us. tonight, it's energy secretary steven chu. this person is known as the designated survivor, if you can believe it. a term of distinction. savannah guthrie, let's talk about the atmospherics in the hall, what we can see, and what will be off camera. >> we touched on it already.
Feb 11, 2013 12:00pm EST
in the world. >> lindsay graham, a member of the senate armed services committee, said yesterday he will hold up the nomination until he gets more information from the obama administration regarding the bank does a couple of attack last september. john mccain said today mr. hagel has fulfilled the panel pass rigorous requirements of information, and the vote should occur. >> having observed a steady improvements in the opportunities and well-being of our citizens, i can report to you this youthful union is good. >> in keeping with the time honored tradition, i have come to report to you on the state of the union. america is much improved. there is good reason to believe that improvement will continue. >> my duty is to report on the state of the union, not the state of our government but of our american community. we will form a more perfect union. >> the state of the union is a strong. >> a nation is at war. our economy is in recession. the civilized world faces unsterilized dangers. the state of our union has never been stronger. >> it is because of our people that our future is hopeful. the